I grew up in central Texas, falling in love with skateboarding, playing music, and creating artwork at a young age. I still practice all of these, and they each contribute an important component of my views on life. I studied Computer Science at UT Austin, and have worked at and founded early tech startups. Programming has thoroughly pervaded my life, and my artwork has never been the same since the two were merged. I switched from traditional drawing and painting to something called generative art - the practice of creating new algorithms that use patterns and processes to generate images.
What separates man from machine? How are the two artistically related, and when they are inevitably brought closer by technological progress, what will the result be? My work explores these questions. I want to find new ways to deeply merge the hand with the algorithm, to make the logical and illogical processes interact. The generative analysis of drawings reveals that even the "human" flaws in our work have patterns and structure. What can the machine capture and reproduce about those flaws, and what differences will always remain? Can the cold, rigid defaults of programmed systems truly merge with our analog mess? I try to see, visually, what the answer is.
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